Every now and then, my past meets my present – and this is exactly what happened when I saw that Liz was engaged. Of course, I reached out to her nearly immediately and expressed my interest in being her photographer… and through all her endless options, I am so, so happy that she chose me to document her special day with Phil. Their Fremont Foundry wedding in Seattle was so much fun, and absolutely stunning — how could it not be, though. Liz was a professional model throughout her 20’s, and had a very successful career.
Liz & Phil both now live in Texas, but they made the trip back to the gorgeous Pacific Northwest for their wedding day, and they were thrilled to be spending the day with their closest friends and family from around the country. Personally, my favorite moment throughout the day was when Phil’s groomsmen got up during the ceremony and started singing the classic song from Top Gun – ‘You Lost That Lovin’ Feelin.’ With a few tweaks, it was all about growing their love for each other — and every single guest was cracking up the whole time. Loved it, you guys!!
Most of the weddings I have photographed at the Fremont Foundry wedding venue have the ceremony up on the roof and dinner/dancing down underneath within the building, but they did things a little differently. They chose to have their reception in the main area below within the building, their cocktail hour and dinner on the roof, and then their dancing back down inside. Personally, I loved how they did it this way! The building is quite dark inside, so this really gave them much more natural light for their photographs and gave them the style of images that they’ve been wanting. It was perfect.
Liz & Phil got ready for their wedding day downtown at the W Seattle and they had their first look in the amazing recording studio right inside there. It was fantastic, especially considering Liz’s room was quite literally right beside it and it gave the guys a place to hang out after they got their tuxes on.
For their portraits, we all hopped into a party bus and it took us to Gasworks Park. Boy, was that a hot summer day, or was that a hot summer day! I remember how everyone was just waiting to get into the bus and feel that sweet, sweet air condition. And man, how sweet it was.
As every local Seattleite knows, Gasworks Park can get VERY busy, and this day was no exception. It was also a time of day where the sun was super high in the sky with absolutely zero cloud cover. As far as photography goes, it was near the worst sort of conditions possible. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
We went through their wedding portraits at Gasworks Park with the idea that we wanted to create a timeless, romantic style of photography… as I do for every wedding I photograph. So, I wanted to give the art direction on the fly and stage the scene to capture the photographs as best as the environment would allow.
I placed their bodies in a way to block off distracting backgrounds, hid the tourists, and my wife pleasantly asked some people to move in order for us to get the shots we wanted for Liz & Phil.
Seattle wedding photographer, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
Photography | Luma Weddings by Kyle Goldie (Seattle Wedding Photographer)
Assistant | Haley Goldie @ Luma & Lavender (Seattle Wedding Coordinator)
Wedding Planner | Brooke Goddard @ Event Envy
Makeup & Hair | Erin Skipley
Getting Ready Hotel | W Seattle
Venue | Fremont Foundry
Groom’s Suit | Knot Standard
Rental Company | Cort Rentals
Shoe Designer | Jimmy Choo
Dress Designer | Martina Liana
Caterer | Foodz Catering
While I have you here, you might also love to look through these other gorgeous engagement sessions and weddings that I have had the sincere pleasure of photographing: